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Propranolol vs. Xanax for Anxiety

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Propranolol

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/ 45,960 posts
Other Names: Inderal   Inderal LA   Bedranol   Half Inderal LA   Innopran

Xanax

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/ 471,708 posts
Other Names: Alprazolam   Xanax XR   Niravam   Alprozolam   Xanor
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Rating: 3 out of 5
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Propranolol (International Nonproprietary Name) is a sympatholytic non-selective beta blocker. Sympatholytics are used to treat hypertension, anxiety and panic. It was the first successful beta blocker developed. Propranolol is available in generic form... Read more on Wikipedia
Alprazolam (trade name Xanax, number Availability among other generic) is a short-acting anxiolytic of the benzodiazepine chemical classification of psychoactive drugs. Alprazolam, like other benzodiazepines, binds to specific sites on the GABAA... Read more on Wikipedia
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By adam
March 28, 2014
adam wrote
blabla
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By trish
November 9, 2013
trish wrote
beta blockers for arrhythmia
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By Porky
November 4, 2013
Porky wrote
Lost Temper on Xanax
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By Xanax
October 20, 2013
Xanax wrote
Usefull
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By MO JOHN
September 24, 2013
MO JOHN wrote
xanax
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By Nadolol tabs 2 x a day
September 18, 2013
Nadolol tabs 2 x a day wrote
Changed from propranolol to nadolol
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By Persistence
August 14, 2013
Persistence wrote
Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Major Depression
really helps.
mary911  |  March 31, 2014
This is a really encouraging post. Thanks for writing it!
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What patients are saying about Propranolol vs. Xanax

1,434 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
me and that small of a dose has practically no side effects...
...PALPITATIONS, they will go away. By the way it was true. They also handle symtoms of panic/anxiety. I take them all the time with my xanax or clonazepam. Works great for me and that small of a...
both Propranolol xanax and I felt much better. Give it a...
...definitely recommend Propranolol a benzo (I've used xanax) as a combo for public speaking. Ive only used xanax alone in the ...once and used both Propranolol xanax and I felt much better. ...
at night when I take my xanax...and the last 3 weeks on...
...mg of propanolol to calm me down. It seems to help me. It ...night when I take my xanax...and the last 3 weeks on lorazepam. I've been on xanax for a day. But I've taken propanolol for 2 mon...
Xanas is the best in my opinion. I'm on Propranolol,...
...Xanas is the best in my opinion. I'm on Propranolol, my pdoc doesn't like the side effects of xanax. Can't you get a...
I also take xanax for anxiety but I take the propranolol...
...I also take xanax for anxiety but I take the propranolol for it too, it calms me. No side effects for me....
a racing pulse. I took a xanax and felt better. I have been...
...even if you are on medications to treat them? Last night at 3 a.m., I felt some with a racing pulse. I took a xanax and felt better. I have...
some days I use a low dose xanax instead before exercise or...
...yes, take 10 mg propranolol as ...days I use a low dose xanax instead before exercise or leaving the house...propranolol upsets my stomach...even...
like Ativan/Klonopin/Xanax make me feel stupid....
...day trying Propranolol, this time without stimulant medications. By golly...I swear this stuff really helps! I really don't ...way. Benzodiazepines like Ativan/Klonopin/Xanax make me feel stupid...
propranolol which is only for the hypertention. The racing...
...therapist. I've tried zanax and it helped but had to see another dr. who gave me propranolol which is only for the hypertention. The racing heartbeat and such is just a side effect of my anxiety an...
and xanax and find they both work wonders. I usually...
...for this. I have been prescribed both propanolol and xanax and find they both work wonders. I usually take .5mg of xanax 30 minutes before or a pill of propanolol and they both work great. I...
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